Discover how today's pilots can remotely operate the latest aircraft from the surface.
Calling All Innovators series introduces students to careers in science and technology. The complex text allows readers (Grades 5-8) to determine the main idea and explain how it is supported by key details. Operating aircraft once required pilots to take to the skies in the cockpits of airplanes, helicopters, and other large vehicles. However, this has all changed with the latest improvements in drone technology. Readers will learn how drones can be used to visit places no other aircraft could reach, why drones are so important to modern military operations, and why these unmanned aircraft are so controversial.